The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

by Thomas Kinsella


The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse | 9780192801920 | Thomas Kinsella

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:19/07/2001 by Oxford University Press


This anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history.

The selection is in three parts: it begins with earliest, pre-Christian times and the first poetry in English from the fourteenth century; moves on to Irish bardic poetry and English poetry in the era of Swift and Goldsmith; and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets, from Davis, Mangan, Yeats, and Ferguson to Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.

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